Anticipation has turned to excitement and reality as large parcels of tea are beginning to arrive daily in our shop. This is the time that air-shipments of our Pre-Qing Ming teas cross our threshold, and we are intoxicated realizing that these teas were fresh leaf on the tea bushes just a few short weeks ago.
We are clamoring to open the packages, taste the tea, photo same, calculate price, write copy for our website, and get the tea out for sale. Preparing tea for sale once the new tea harvest begins is always a joyful but time consuming event. In the next few weeks our store will be awash in more Pre-Qing Ming green and black teas from Eastern China, 1st pluck Shincha from Japan and 1st Flush Darjeelings.
The first teas to arrive this year are our wonderful Yunnan greens: delicious, fresh, country-simple, straightforward, good-tasting teas. Our selection of teas are visually interesting in appearance as well, and educational, too.
We have chosen Yunnan greens that comprise different leaf plucks and represent several leaf manufacturing techniques and skills. Order a selection of these and invite your friends over for a celebratory tea tasting session with the first new teas of the year.
Our Yunnan teas are very reasonably priced ( for those who don’t know, we strive to make all of our tea reasonably priced ) so you may want to consider them as your everyday drinking greens.
Spring celebrates the beginning of a new tea season in tea producing countries around the world. We have written and posted an explanatory document on our homepage titled: A Year in a Tea Garden: A Calendar of Seasonal Plucks that explains why seasonality is important, and also outlines when during the year certain teas are made.
Please give it a read: it is located on our homepage under the listing for new 2010 New Teas.
Follow this link to view our new Yunnan teas: